The market has opened flat as the Sensex is down 16.96 points at 24438.08. The Nifty slips 12.50 points at 7425.30. About 225 shares have advanced, 417 shares declined, and 61 shares are unchanged.
ICICI Bank, Maruti, SBI, Sun Pharma and L&T are top gainers while Adani Ports, Wipro, ONGC, Hindalco and BHEL are losers in the Sensex.
The Indian rupee slipped to a fresh two years low. It has opened lower by 10 paise at 67.70 per dollar versus 67.60 Friday.